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The EduLAw website was created with the financial support of the European Commission for ‘Introducing modules on law and rights in programmes of teacher training and educational sciences: A contribution to building rights-based education systems in countries in transition’.
The collaboration between educators and lawyers aimed at promoting effective and rights based teaching, learning, school leadership, and educational innovation. Multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity allowed to establish good lawyer-educator collaboration. In democratic societies, decisions affecting human conduct were and are the primary force which determine the direction of educational institutions from day to day and made effective lawyer-educator collaboration increasingly necessary. Many court decisions introduced by individual students or staff members reduced educational discretion on central questions of education and school leadership. Therefore, the establishment of an effective collaboration between educators and their lawyers aimed at improving rights-based descion making in such central educational matters as school governance, school reform, equality of educational opportunity, school leadership, and allocation of scarce resources. Learning and teaching tools on education law and rights in education, as well as methodologies and pedagogical approaches and ICT-based testing for professionals in education were developed and included in accredited educational programmes.
- supported eligible partner countries in updating their curricula;
- prepared their staff and students for a rights based school governance and teaching process and to respond to pro-active rights demands in societies in transition.
- enhanced the relevance of teacher education for the development of a rights based labour market and society;
- improved the level of competences and skills in HEIs by developing on-line new modules and innovative teacher education programmes.
EduLAw specific objectives
- redesigned courses and programs in teacher training and educational sciences programmes to include modules that transfer a basic knowledge of (education) law to the students in teacher education and educational sciences with or without a previous legal education;
- developed learning (for students) and teaching (for staff) tools on education law and rights in education;
- created Open Educational Resources and an online testing system;
- enhanced multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity consisting of effective collaboration between educators and lawyers specialising in different fields of law;
- supported partners with methodologies and pedagogical approaches including the description of learning outcomes for each of the modules;
- developed an innovative approach on teacher education and the role of law in education;
- improved the professional level of staff;
- aligned teacher education to international standards.